The Second City Almanac of Improvisation

The Second City Almanac of Improvisation

Anne Libera Second City, Inc. / Sep 29, 2020
The Second City Almanac of Improvisation It all began in a converted Chinese laundry on Chicago s north side on a cold December night in No one could have known that by the next century The Second City would have established itself as
  • Title: The Second City Almanac of Improvisation
  • Author: Anne Libera Second City, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780810118010
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • It all began in a converted Chinese laundry on Chicago s north side on a cold December night in 1959 No one could have known that by the next century, The Second City would have established itself as the premier comedy institution in the world Taking its act north, The Second City would build a second permanent home in Toronto where it would create the Emmy Award winningIt all began in a converted Chinese laundry on Chicago s north side on a cold December night in 1959 No one could have known that by the next century, The Second City would have established itself as the premier comedy institution in the world Taking its act north, The Second City would build a second permanent home in Toronto where it would create the Emmy Award winning television series SCTV Pioneering the use of improvisation in developing talent and creating satiric revue comedy, The Second City has become in the words of the New York Times A Comedy Empire The Second City Almanac of Improvisation like the theatre itself is a collection of diverse ideas, viewpoints, and memories, written by a vast array of teachers, actors, and directors who all got their start at the legendary comedy theatre Fred Willard recalls his introduction to The Second City style in the mid Sixties Tim Kazurinsky gives a hilarious visual demonstration on the art of object work Saturday Night Live star Tina Fey talks about re improvising material as a mode of writing revue comedy noted director Mick Napier takes on the thorny debate between long form improvisation and short form improvisation Anne Libera guides the reader through each essay by providing a road map for understanding how The Second City method of improv based comedy has become the industry standard.Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, Martin Short, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Jim Belushi, Bonnie Hunt, Mike Myers, Ryan Stiles, Rachel Dratch, Nia Vardalos no other theatre can boast an alumni list of this magnitude The Second City Almanac of Improvisation provides practical instruction, personal details, and inspiration to both improvisers and their fans.
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    1. Kept photographing the pages to use when I m teaching lots of useful classroom exercises and pithy summaries of improv philosophies.


    2. So, The Second City Almanac of Improvisation Which from here on out will be referred to as this book was an extremely interesting experience It is one thing to read a funny book, or read a book about funny people It is another thing to read a book that allows the reader to delve into the minds of the people we have seen on TV like Tina Fey and Dan Castellaneta Homer Simpson and see how they learned to become so successful I found the descriptions of various improv exercises to be extremely inter [...]


    3. Second City gives Chicago some of its reach as a creative hub Sure, SNL is filmed in New York, but many of its alums and current stars still come from the Windy City Yes and, Second City s story is told through these pages with the inspiration and free form that you would expect of improv.Such a wonderful mix of stories of the teachers that have lived with students from Viola Spolin s groundbreaking work to the work of other well respected teachers, or the animated work of Don Depollo Stories ab [...]


    4. A well organized and helpful resource that explains the approach the The Second City takes to teaching performing improvisation and creating sketch revues If you ve done a lot of either, you won t find much new here, but it s a good refresher in the basics Especially if you just want a quick reference Good essays in here as well.


    5. The Second City is one of the great cultural institutions of Chicago and one with strong University of Chicago ties Bernie Sahlins, AB 43, co founded Second City and that grew out of an earlier incarnation on campus Libera s book offers a window into the process of improvisation and sketch creation at Second City It does so through materials that she has assembled from the gifted comedians who have flowed through Second City over the years, including early greats such as Alan Arkin and recent p [...]


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